Garland, TX asked in Employment Law for Louisiana

Q: My employer who normally direct deposits my check says its their policy to mail out finally checks . Can they do that?

Payday was feb 15, and I'm now waiting for the check to be mailed to the district manager, and he's supposed to contact me to pick it up. Is this legal?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Charles Joseph Stiegler
Charles Joseph Stiegler
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: Yes, they may either mail it directly to you or arrange to let you pick it up at your normal place of work. However, they must send the check with all wages due and owing by either 15 days after your last day of work, or the first payday after your last day of work. If you still have not received the check, you may be eligible for significant statutory penalties.

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